Are indiepop people really all that nice?

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Re: Are indiepop people really all that nice?

Post by jayen_aitch » Wed Jan 30, 2013 14:08

That's a great idea. Also, then you can play that song at people when they are doing it.

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Re: Are indiepop people really all that nice?

Post by indiansummer » Wed Jan 30, 2013 14:19

jayen_aitch wrote:"This one goes out to those of you who are having a lovely chat right now, not that you'll notice."
*snort*

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Re: Are indiepop people really all that nice?

Post by Murray » Wed Jan 30, 2013 16:28

I think more bands and performers should, in the manner of an irate teacher, get these talkers up on stage and then demand that they "share what's so funny with the rest of the class. Come on, what's so important that it can't wait till after the show, eh? Eh? EH?!"

It is incredibly rude and selfish and I have, over many years, shot daggers at countless chattering bastards, and occasionally had a word with them.
I remember seeing Pete Green play in London a few years back (including a storming cover of Deceptacon!) where a table of loud, obnoxious wankers continued to chat at the front.
"Oi Pete, keep it down mate, we can't hear everything they're saying" shouted out after a song worked quite well at shutting them up.

Not really related, but I remember watching The Chills in Brighton and, during I Love My Leather Jacket, I was vaguely annoyed to see a couple of out-of-town punters dancing round and giggling and pointing at each other.
"Hey, this is about one of his friends who died and left him his leather jacket" I said disapprovingly, drunkenly and piously.
"Chill out mate," came the response in a broad Kiwi twang, "this is that bloody jacket!"

Cue blushes and much cringing.

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Re: Are indiepop people really all that nice?

Post by richpassivity » Wed Feb 06, 2013 17:14

Haha! That's a great story about THE CHILLS!
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Re: Are indiepop people really all that nice?

Post by nik » Thu Feb 07, 2013 16:25

oh bum...I came late to this...but, was also a bit disappointed in the topic...was hoping for a really dirty discussion on whether we're all as nice and decent as we seem from the outside.

Re people talking at gigs...I think one problem is that we quite often under charge on the door...and at certain venues (like The Wilmington) it just means that people who don't actually care about the music, will come in anyway, cause there's a bar and they don't mind paying £4 to stand and have a chat with some live music in the background. It also means bands don't get much money....but for elaborations on that, read that awesome article that Chris TT wrote a while back. It was about that.
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Re: Are indiepop people really all that nice?

Post by indiansummer » Thu Feb 07, 2013 16:32

hmm, i reckon the 'under'charging thing is totally irrelevant, otherwise how to explain why people talk all the way through stadium shows, or gigs they've paid £20odd to get into?

people talk at gigs because they don't like the turn or they're a bit pissed and they've seen their mates. or sometimes just cos they're dicks (i've regrettably done all three and i've been embarrassed by mates doing all three as well).

i thought that chris t-t article was shite to be honest, but we've talked about that one i guess
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Re: Are indiepop people really all that nice?

Post by nik » Thu Feb 07, 2013 16:48

I thought he had a point at the time, but maybe i need to re-read it.

Maybe my experience is specific to the wilmington, where i have had it happen a number of times.

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Re: Are indiepop people really all that nice?

Post by jayen_aitch » Thu Feb 07, 2013 16:56

I think he had a point... it's not an easy one to fix though.

I am not sure that putting the prices up will stop people talking, but helping the bands and promoters be a little bit closer to breaking even might make things feel a bit better.

"Oh great, we just played to a full room of people who didn't shut up, and we ended the evening £30 down in petrol money" - Never a great feeling.

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